I would like to remind anyone thinking of standing or nominating, that nomination close at end of play tomorrow (Saturday 25th August). We currently only have 2 nominations for the 3 spots, so please do not delay. Currently nominated are: Valorie Zimmerman Simon Quigley I should also point out that Philip Muškovac has stated on our IRC channel that he does not intend to stand this time, and as yet do not know Myriam Schweingruber's intentions. So if you should be assuming that incumbent members are likely to just be re-elected and so you are not standing, I would suggest you may like to reconsider that. As set out in my previous email, the time commitment is not large and any member who feels they can make a difference and positive contribution is more than welcome to stand. Thank you Rik Mills Kubuntu Council Kubuntu devel
On 18/08/18 10:23, Rik Mills wrote:
> Hello Kubuntu community!
> Unfortunately, we overlooked that three (3) of our Kubuntu Council
> members are expiring shortly!
> The terms for the following Council members are due to expire on the 2nd
> September 2018:
> Myriam Schweingruber
> Philip Muškovac
> Valorie Zimmerman
> I hereby call for nominations for the Kubuntu Council to elect three (3)
> members and hope that Myriam Schweingruber, Philip Muškovac, Valorie
> Zimmerman will continue to serve until we have the names of the new
> Council members.
> I will update the Kubuntu Calendar to reflect these new dates.
> The term is for two years, spanning 2nd September 2018 to 2nd September
> As in the past, the election will be conducted using CIVS (Condorcet
Re: Subject: Re: Kubuntu Council Elections 2018 - Call for Nominations
Thoughts regarding Kubuntu:
IMHO, Kubuntu continues to be the "best all around" desktop for new users given its Debian base, PPA options, excellent packaging support and KDE DE.
For leading edge power users Kubuntu is still a great option but can be restricted by delayed Canonical package adoption. In recent years, those delays are typically small (1 to 2 month) windows. With AMD driver, MESA options and KDE DE rapidly maturing, the impact of the small delays is tolerable when weighed against the minimal hassle of maintaining an advanced Kubuntu environment.
Items that I hope to accomplish as a council member:
Continue the trend of providing great 1st user experience in Kubuntu. This is accomplished via Kubuntu default settings, default package sets, and working with the KDE developers on issues and organization.
Provide feedback and assist with fixing paper-cuts such as WINE kicker menus failing to populate on install, useful installation banners, included desktop themes, etc.
Assist with enabling features for advanced users via back-ports. Assist with determining when new "high demand" features will be available and giving feedback (website status page?) if delays are encountered.
Ensuring Kubuntu packages include necessary tools for fine tuning their environment; i.e. the new libinput 1.1 has command line option that are not yet supported via KDE Input devices dialogue but require additional packages to run.